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  • Museums of Boston Member Profile
    sculptures visitors are engaged entertained and educated by what they find at this unique museum Check the website for more information about the Museum its collections and its many public events such as the annual Cambridge Science Festival held in late April and the only at MIT Friday After Thanksgiving chain reaction event as well as monthly specials and drop in workshops during school vacation weeks The MIT Museum also has a fun store and offers event rentals formal school programs and workshops Features Exhibitions The MIT Museum presents an exciting array of exhibitions and displays providing a window into MIT s fascinating world of science and technology Collections The Museum houses over one million artifacts prints rare books technical archives drawings photographs films and holograms The collections support research publication restoration education public programs and exhibitions Programs The Museum s educational and curatorial staff produce performances talks workshops demonstrations and special programs to engage the public in a deeper understanding of science and how it impacts our lives Special Events Special events like the Cambridge Science Festival and the Friday After Thanksgiving Chain Reaction are large scale multi site events that are fun and educational for people of all ages Workshops The Museum offers hands on workshops that align with the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks and are designed to inspire interest in science technology and engineering Workshops are appropriate for students in Grades 6 and above and adults Directions The MIT Museum is easy to get to whether you are driving or taking public transportation Located a few blocks from the central part of the MIT campus in the Central Square area of Cambridge the Museum is near bus metro and tourist trolley stops Take the Metro or T Red Line to either the Central Sq or Kendall Square stop

    Original URL path: http://www.museumsofboston.org/MuseumProfile.php?shortname=MIT%20Museum (2016-05-02)
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  • Museums of Boston Member Profile
    showcase of black community organization and enduring testimony to black craftsmanship Once a church a school a vital community meeting place the African Meeting House is open to the public The Abiel Smith School the nation s first public school for African American children currently houses a first class exhibit space and the museum store Home of the Museum s exhibit galleries and Museum Store The first publicly funded schoolhouse in the country for African American children 1835 The school is one of the final stops on the Black Heritage Trail Features Abiel Smith School The first building in the nation built for the sole purpose of serving as a public school for black children this historic site has been transformed into exhibit galleries and a museum store The African Meeting House on Beacon Hill was built in 1806 in what once was the heart of Boston s 19th century African American community It is today a showcase of black community organization in the formative years of the new republic The Black Heritage Trail is a walking tour that explores the history of Boston s 19th century African American community Guided walking tours are offered daily Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend Directions The Museum of African American History is located at 46 Joy Street on the corner of Smith Court on Beacon Hill Boston Mass By Car From Storrow Drive take the Government Center exit onto Cambridge Street Continue on Cambridge Street approximately 1 2 mile to Joy Street on the right NO PARKING AVAILABLE There are a number of parking lots and garages in the area The closest is the Cambridge Street Garage located underneath the Holiday Inn Hours Monday through Saturday 10 am to 4 pm Admission Adults 5 00 Youth and Seniors ages 13 17

    Original URL path: http://www.museumsofboston.org/MuseumProfile.php?shortname=Museum%20of%20African%20American%20History (2016-05-02)
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    have worked and played and struggled and achieved Where else can you find exhibitions devoted to the American diner the cowboy path blazing women entrepreneurs or the heroes of Negro League baseball We ll even take you on a journey down Route 66 or along with the milkman on his morning rounds Whatever show on view you will come away with a fresh insight into the American spirit Located in the heart of historic Lexington Massachusetts the Birthplace of Liberty the Museum is the ideal starting point for touring area landmarks of the American Revolution We are a welcoming destination for families and groups of all ages Admission is free and you can take home a handmade gift from the Heritage Shop When you visit you can be sure there s always something new to see and do at the Museum Features Free Admission Changing exhibitions of American History and Culture Heritage Shop Van Gorden Williams Library Directions The Museum is located at 33 Marrett Road in Lexington MA at the intersection of Route 2A and Massachusetts Avenue View Larger Map Hours Tues Sat 10 am 4 30 pm Sun noon 4 30 pm Admission Free admission Welcome to the

    Original URL path: http://www.museumsofboston.org/MuseumProfile.php?shortname=National%20Heritage%20Museum (2016-05-02)
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    sweeping views of Boston Harbor and a bright exhibit space showcasing five Northern fur seals Giant Ocean Tank You can t miss the Giant Ocean Tank This towering four story coral reef is 23 feet deep 40 feet wide and holds 200 000 gallons of salt water and hundreds of animals Simons IMAX Theatre At the Aquarium s Simons IMAX Theatre you ll be blown away by the amazing IMAX 3D technology and 12 000 watts of digital sound it s the largest screen in New England Whale Watch Every summer the Aquarium adds Stellwagen Bank to its list of exhibits Enjoy the view of the receding Boston skyline as our high speed catamaran the Voyager III whisks you to the whale feeding grounds northeast of Boston Directions The Aquarium is located near the Marriott Hotel and Faneuil Hall From the south Take I 93 North Take Exit 23 Gov t Center North End Aquarium Quincy Market Turn left at Surface Rd go 3 blocks Turn left at Milk St the Aquarium will be straight ahead From the west Take the Mass Turnpike to I 93 North Take Exit 23 off I 93 Gov t Center North End Aquarium Quincy Market Turn left at Surface Rd go 3 blocks Turn left at Milk St the Aquarium will be straight ahead From the north Take I 93 South Take exit 24 A B Take the right or A side of the exit Gov t Center Stay left to turn onto Surface Rd at the light Go 2 blocks to Milk St turn left The Aquarium will be straight ahead From Cambridge Take Memorial Drive North to Route 28 McGrath O Brien Hwy and go right past the Museum of Science At Storrow Dr go straight across into the tunnel for 93

    Original URL path: http://www.museumsofboston.org/MuseumProfile.php?shortname=New%20England%20Aquarium (2016-05-02)
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  • Museums of Boston Member Profile
    stop 2 Follow Park St toward the Mass State House to Beacon St 3 Follow Beacon St until you reach Walnut St on your right 4 Follow Walnut St to Mount Vernon Street The Nichols House Museum is 55 View Larger Map Hours Open 11 00am 4 00pm April 1 October 31 Tuesday Saturday November 1 March 31 Thursday Friday and Saturday Closed for most major holidays Tour Schedule First

    Original URL path: http://www.museumsofboston.org/MuseumProfile.php?shortname=Nichols%20House%20Museum (2016-05-02)
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    Could Speak audio program tell the story of the compelling figures from the Meeting House s history and reveal the controversial history of free speech that continues to this day Directions From the South Take Rt 3 to Rt Rte 93 North follow signs for Boston Quincy Take Exit 23 Government Center Stay in left lane on ramp in lane marked for Government Center which crosses Surface Rd onto North St Follow North St to Congress St go left on Congress Take the 1st right onto State St which becomes Court St and follow to the end making a left at the fork onto Tremont St Take the 1st left onto School St At the bottom of School St take a left onto Washington St From the West Follow the Mass Turnpike East to Exit 24B which is Rt 93 North Follow directions From the South From the North Follow Rt 93 South to Exit 24A Government Center Faneuil Hall At the top of the ramp take a left stay in the right lane Take a right onto State St which becomes Court St and follow to end taking a left at the fork onto Tremont St Take the 1st

    Original URL path: http://www.museumsofboston.org/MuseumProfile.php?shortname=Old%20South%20Meeting%20House (2016-05-02)
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    though a structure devoted to government has stood on its site since the mid 17th century Because of the very ideals of self government first expressed within the building The Old State House has played host to the most influential minds that helped shaped the world as we know it today Now you can explore three floors of exciting treasures such as John Hancock s red velvet coat real tea from the Boston Tea Party and Paul Revere s dramatic Bloody Massacre on King Street a political cartoon that in 1770 sent tremors through the colonies and helped spark the American Revolution Directions Take Interstate 93 to exit 24 B A for AIRPORT RT 1A North GOV T CENTER Follow signs for 24 A GOV T CENTER Off the ramp turn left onto John Fitzgerald Surface Road Travel 0 1m and turn right onto State Street The Old State House is on the corner of Washington Street but you will see the building in front of you as you come up State Street View Larger Map Hours Open 7 days a week 9am 5pm January 9am 4pm July and August 9am 6pm Closed New Year s Day Thanksgiving Day and

    Original URL path: http://www.museumsofboston.org/MuseumProfile.php?shortname=Old%20State%20House%20Museum (2016-05-02)
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    famous messenger ride on the night of April 18 19 1775 For most of the 19th century the home served as a rooming house and a tenement for some of the thousands of Irish Jewish and Italian immigrants who lived in the neighborhood Restored in the early 20th century and opened to the public in 1908 the Paul Revere House today is a an ideal place for visitors to experience what everyday life was like in 17th and 18th century Boston Features Experience everyday life in the time of the Revolution at the only home on the Freedom Trail Learn the true story behind Paul Revere s famous Midnight Ride See Revere s exquisite silver work Revere documents and family furniture along with changing displays related to the house s history Explore a rare example of 17th century urban architecture circa 1680 Enjoy Paul Revere s Boston events performances and craft demonstrations included with admission on Saturday afternoons April October Directions Narrow one way streets and limited parking make public transportation the best option If you drive the nearest parking lots are at Fleet Street and Atlantic Avenue From the North Route 93 South to Exit 24A Government Center Follow the ramp to the surface staying to the left and bear left at the light Follow the signs for the North End onto Atlantic Avenue Take a left on Richmond Street The third street is North Street take a right From the West Route 90 East Mass Pike to Route 93 North to Exit 23 Turn right at the first light onto North Street From the South Route 93 North to Exit 23 Turn right at the first light onto North Street View Larger Map Hours Summer April 15 October 31 Open daily 9 30AM 5 15PM Winter November 1

    Original URL path: http://www.museumsofboston.org/MuseumProfile.php?shortname=Paul%20Revere%20House (2016-05-02)
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